Buddha Mar Gaya directed by Rahul Rawail (Jo Bole So Nihaal) stars the comedy king Paresh Rawal along with veteran actors like Om Puri and Anupam Kher. We also have the item girl Rakhi Sawant and the extremely talented Ranvir Shorey (Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Bheja Fry). The tagline of Buddha Mar Gaya reads “You will die laughing”.. Does it actually evoke laughters? Well, the story first..
LK (Anupam Kher) is a business tycoon. His company is on the verge of a Rs 5000 crore Initial Public offering (IPO) which should make it one of the biggest companies in the country. Unfortunately, LK dies a night before the IPO. On advice of Vidyuth Baba (Om Puri) LK’s family decides to hide the death of LK for two days from the media till all the shares are sold.
But the family soon realises, hiding the death of a famous businessman is no easy task. Every single time they go out to announce the death, fate forces them to hide the death further. To make matters worse, the greedy family servant (Paresh Rawal) gets to know of the death. Whats the future of the family? Do they successfully hide the death of LK till the shares are sold out, forms the rest of the story.
While you step into the movie hall, your expectations are high. Obviously, thanks to the extremely talented starcast. But what you witness as the reels unfold is a C grade movie which is simply terrible to bear. Director Rahul Rawail’s execution has failed big time. The background music is irritating at times. The screenplay is far from gripping and the dialogues just cant get worse than this. The runtime is 1 hour and 40 mins but it actually seems like a boring 4 hour movie. Yes, its that horrible.
Paresh Rawal is good in a few scenes but overall he disappoints. Om Puri is bad. All that Anupam Kher has to do is mouth a few dialogues once in a while, he enacts his part well. Ranvir Shorey impresses. Rakhi Sawant does what she does best. She exposes a lot and that should please the front benchers. The rest of the cast.. Ham.
Overall, Buddha Mar Gaya is a weak product. You will die laughing? Hell no, You will die watching this… Avoid.
Rating: Half Star